Model Review by John Prentice
newest 00 model from 80M in Hong Kong is of car 1, one of the latest
new bodied "all metal" trams. The most noticeable differences from the
1987 type of previous 80M models is that the folding doors are full
height, there are less windows on the lower deck off-side and the side
windows have all lost their curved corners. The model has a different
seat moulding from the normal, representing the new style seats. The
window "glass" mouldings on this model differ with previous 80M models
in that they are more flush with the sides. Looks a little plain in all
green, the prototypes only stay like this for a very short period
before receiving all over adverts.
I am grateful to John for allowing me to publish this review. John is well known in the tram world, being Chairman
of the Tramway & Light Railway Society and Manager of
the Festival of Model Tramways and webmaster of the Tramway Information Website.